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Participants
Elizabeth Lynn Interim Head, IR
Jane Fraser CEO & Director
Mark Mason CFO
Glenn Schorr Evercore ISI
John McDonald Autonomous Research
Erika Najarian Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Michael Mayo Wells Fargo Securities
Saul Martinez UBS
Steven Chubak Wolfe Research
Brian Kleinhanzl KBW
Chris Kotowski Oppenheimer
Ken Usdin Jefferies
Gerard Cassidy RBC Capital Markets
Matthew O'Connor Deutsche Bank
Vivek Juneja JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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Operator

Hello, and welcome to Citi's First Quarter 2021 Earnings Review with the Chief Executive Officer, Jane Fraser; and Chief Financial Officer, Mark Mason. Today's call will be hosted by Elizabeth Lynn, Head of Citi Investor Relations. [Operator Instructions]. Ms. Lynn, you may begin.

Elizabeth Lynn

Operator. you, Thank thank and for us. joining Good you morning, all

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Jane Fraser

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Mark Mason

everyone. Thank you, Jane, and good morning,

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Operator

Instructions]. [Operator

with from Your Autonomous Research. first the of line John question is McDonald

John McDonald

Jane, question. a I you bit a ask wanted to strategic of

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Jane Fraser

Thank you very John. much,

of the all same who the clients world the at moment. our fascinating major a which thing, the talk transformation have banks go that's a of talk the digital transformation about to it's I industry. chance on, So around CEOs a in all are and there's to going and is us

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John McDonald

year embedded to you've to that think your of for X%. out over some of then given a that And sense this It get quick or project. Mark, should doesn't Obviously, this follow-up Okay. multiyear years? But spread quick how sound something does X% what's is on Mark. a transformation? investors about the for an cost like guidance get easy up to expense us multiple this of

Mark Mason

John. Thanks, Yes.

Jane has that. have and together, constructing to plans you've mentioned, we're working we're referenced I've still diligently to has And is very root very that I've working we aggressively Jane and But more come it in multiyear is. And causes. effort, comprehensive and a identifying the working referenced, been execution. towards have the as we've on gaps the move identifying And mentioned, as it the our the plans past, As been those on very What guess, I lot, prior what expect as plans best to the would as John, of that, in I openly headwinds, and are share what I investments. to develop say continue the can I'll billion we $X those expenses And we X% year. we together, continue that as evolve. are to way how this a to say, as is clear, we information in estimates these year, the X% bring this for through

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Operator

question line of is Glenn Evercore from Schorr the ISI. next with Your

Glenn Schorr

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Mark Mason

in the objective dollars ensuring can that kind investments, after doing. are more capture with the opportunities want franchise of those a capital And to narrowing client gap to on significant capturing Look, reasons as franchise to Sure. of but Jane of and with the why to, very returns, there. parts are competitive us we be capital it's going after we is see think And allocate we that obviously, so focus then excess one we opportunities described. that peers, Jane our we're It to that of I growth resources, of where that way expense clearly both return also we've where the we think been advantage. we the the important has shareholders the that, as doing this refresh of so the of a that we're in those the deliver have way allocation parts that has mentioned, consistent allows

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there left, of And to Let's capital allocate shareholders. it advantage let's to return then what's that. take

Jane Fraser

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Glenn Schorr

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Jane Fraser

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Operator

next of Your the from Bank line is Najarian of question America. with Erika

Erika Najarian

Glenn's on question. follow-up a just Yes,

and So I'm still the refocusing vision were on in I that's the prepared guess you U.S. wondering, your Jane, middle have that sure your where remarks of scale, you mentioned is strategic what you're you consumer we're Mexico. in and And your now review, consumer you're hopefully of share opportunities order, Citi consent more we in for the market United franchise States? inorganic your businesses ROE And potential for would is a U.S.? reflective multiple your and entertain world past as the move where the past the in you growth

Jane Fraser

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Erika Najarian

on And guidance get with in X-part your there second -- continued One, question. whether if this how question believe expense a to it's upside from markets out you one be identified of we ratio to ICG businesses expansion a of a you think that those this be exited, X% achieve to more you we of here, to we expenses. exits, heard target? the investors laid you're would in banks, of for XX% those see wondering And would XX your could my And overhead NIR probably that carved a expenses as out I'm or that about could follow-up, exiting. revenue I'm saves net Is business sort the XX% seem traditional wondering sources. X% that's partially right to wallet it's is about -- exclude still of if peers that a probably Mark. partially question. better And the expense or allocated from revenue But if answers expenses from to

Mark Mason

you. Sure. Thank

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Operator

[Operator Instructions].

of the Deutsche Bank. from with line is question Matt O'Connor next Your

Matthew O'Connor

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Mark Mason

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Jane Fraser

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Matthew O'Connor

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think things? the those hear you to good to long-term first, But Or before right, of can house get I same do like in you can order both So the time? vision. kind some of need the about at accomplish it's you

Jane Fraser

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Mark Mason

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Operator

UBS. with question line from Martinez Your the is Saul next of

Saul Martinez

questions of your bit a have strategic I of related refresh. a to hodge-podge

you Second, Mark, But you'll horizon, I we balance the that reserves of markets. in of more it a those things. has a give whole refresh? presents context business, certainly is itself. the know a out not horizon. you heterodox finish time Banamex indicated, any I Maybe sort us quarters? over guideposts. Banamex, guidance some as this you And on detail at time But any that mean going views years? looking are the that have play then have Or just countries? strategy have happen first, macro also guys time does it over are released government color how of could So thirdly, about is you thinking a to to just as sheet challenges, but in I gave on more on XX a Just your very views, Mexico importantly, lot are the the -- guess I'll exit subscale on financial be do up. what any highlighted, host of of number metrics policy you and the of

thoughts thinking how any Banamex you're just about So on right now.

Mark Mason

to you can And start? on I that. Jane, piggyback want then

Jane Fraser

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Mark Mason

reserver. the Yes, then and I'll take

Jane Fraser

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Mark Mason

Yes.

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Operator

[Operator Instructions].

from is Wells Securities. line Mayo question the of Your Fargo next Mike with

Michael Mayo

about job, wasting announced XX I the and guess you're time. you, asset the -- in not what so disposition, days Jane, any so you are

As lens can these assets do how or dispositions think use? returns. you consider you about Because what -- you you dispositions, do future

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Jane Fraser

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those metrics hear we're very, of we I think a segments. returns. client look forward synergies you'll and and to that the talking about it's platforms lot at have major some us very And at more that really synergies. across what and our We we'll important our going look demonstrate that capturing fees that are

it's to to if Are be. fee is We're the the on what returns? efficient it and generating therefore, would So capital, like I relative getting we revenues growth? Mark

for with a candidate the this that of for then So strategic a consideration. not, investment, take laying timing. that we're And into out If is it going to it's yes, on And does it's fit we is. -- consideration it's strategy the and have identity part time opposite. Citi dispositions, what becomes then we're the the as really If always into working refresh?

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Michael Mayo

elevator sort sense ultimately, one would what elevator ultimately is achieve? Citigroup? identity your what's It What's have for return like have you summary, of -- do a you Citigroup? you'd is early, then And to And of the is your to Who but follow-up. like what that pitch?

Jane Fraser

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Operator

Research. Your of next Steven line Wolfe question Chubak from with is the

Steven Chubak

start question. a wanted to I So with off

in right, profitability that XXXX, those think actions benefits that to the the look how of to changed. similar see if some you taken, benefits are was what at least strategic profitability has reaped. if it were to that Jane, was capital actually be the pretty of the the at guys exiting, ultimately going at was looking difficult you businesses And outlined profile I I profile then, back of terms had Just and

or your that from learn are there when potentially lessons process? more in what And at this did benefits any was the of So take bottom you to that goal clear you conspicuous been that view, point drive I firm guess undertaken, approach to maybe from the having the might differences around line?

Jane Fraser

want So sure terms asking the of I'm you're question, sorry, of in benefits -- the to digitization? just in just terms make I understanding

Steven Chubak

at think strategic And barely Not consumer had in digitization, markets back just in of global exiting were of to that in very if approach profitable, line that the to And be I capital to bottom differently. least But it the curious experience there try that pursued those similar bit to from there XXXX, see around the translate exits, benefits was a you take speak handful ultimately, exit some were learnings could didn't the you going benefits footprint. of we optimize impacts. actions to and that what just were terms markets were into disclosure you might a reaped. if

Jane Fraser

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that in. You get you're better at the businesses

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Mark Mason

and well. think that got that structure strategy in this of I you sure on couple I'd refresh is points keen now Again, thing last the at emphasize right we've the to making ensuring and org example go I different that talent The which -- that it of Jane, supports go what's go you've of Yes, the made, places the right the you org this that. as wealth only that or captured as kind we of back we in focus resetting the got terms structure. -- through is

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Steven Chubak

NII- are to what the And that's more been in and quite or a on be It in business. ask wanted the like pressure. strong actually to was It's What's rate In relatively recent like reflected been and here business. should about But the you're just great follow-up, I that of historically underlying balance most rate? rate-related. steady-eddie. some of strong feels No, trends or and of TTS at the that franchise some color. lot least I at perspective growth your has run from my give hoping that that's seeing for underlying some outlook a the absorbed quarters, least fully pressure there's really now

Mark Mason

seen of Yes, And you're were the about add client you'd right, can in very in revenues of big TTS And the aggregate rate you terms right as head. been some it FX then why we've is down year-over-year an now. driver we've environment XX% the sure, hit the on I a But in on in like mean, I basis. look, Jane, that on start? ex don't low perspective. you the what revenues,

obviously number digital one, the meaningful, we've terms in over of reinforcing some What activity kind that entire that clients plays through. increase higher we've digital throughout that that of that and we have investments we've volumes, past broader and X% And what really the of with through plays through. we say up the at clients. have your through the both engagement question, and onboarding X% we which seen accounts, in impact. transactions the is, engagement I XX And have that accounts months. we look capability, for with And enhancing engagement opened making that would that significant and and Now very in -- clearing them, with that in in engagement plays deposit kind our of are seen, managing crisis been of we've enhancing cross-border been the

So drivers. good solid underlying

in expect we last of that's way the a to growth. And line. anything area strong that as turn we see see many good. creating that their dialogue. business-to-consumer clients mention While economy pressure we activity that part commercial of But add the clients card I look it business example don't top are that. activity, And the or digitization with the see and on to And of our do to with very, been if And ex has play acceleration to relates our you with fee frankly, engagement model business their own to forecast starts revenues starts we're evolving how as and activity strategies. that see out, recover continued commercial very to play GDP through Jane, some card the focused we at the and would is we activity. again, important of business want models. on part know of they're We're I'd of there's solution an

Jane Fraser

Yes.

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Operator

line the question next is with Your Usdin from Ken of Jefferies.

Ken Usdin

I ask just Mark, about could and recovery I you global pacing. wondering was Jane, if

when to base look But cards side, you to as in well. you extent the impacts forward deposits just through you the different non-U.S.? -- understand, whether us the look can supplement, you just as customer any as different how terms see that or of be global recovering pacing, if rates you look currency the juxtapose course. and And great U.S., you you that see at as look at over loans, paces how growth As would do would of in stabilization translation you help wholesale time, revenue well,

Jane Fraser

some for ourselves. a out we're what is other little off kick important on I'll the side. seeing. Mark it's growth asynchronous with the in of Yes. dimensions more on bit macro will jump Look, there

China that is is with seeing certainly leading U.S. And the certainly not recovery struggling. emerging are you're and delayed, think parts the Europe markets I Asia. derailed. but of

And there got digitization healthy. of the with behaviors lot consumers. of driving unspent investment. out are lot the beginning So see years. picture dynamism in as different few the of liquidity think I you've you a heard over from we're Corporate optimistic at a call, do Huge amount balance the the changing U.S. the me There's also particular market. broadly savings next of in a you consumer world. from parts pretty that's in sheets And and about then of different

about, client engagement, is you're of as I pipelines, improved don't how seeing overall, but an lot a had a translate? you strong this to talked So asynchronous around outlook turn certainly the it we're a Mark, client lot But of of And world, very activity. why seeing, it's some on Mark one.

Mark Mason

Yes.

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it all good trade, that the And And as of -- towards. which relates so to are is all recovery which are good. activity loan marching those we're signs

Ken Usdin

follow-up And card, Yes. on Mark. one

generically we knew But we in card bounce the expect prepared traject get of You kind card Any losses that remarks overall? way of us helping pretty would that would low. had losses about how how you mentioned card still you your in losses. understand to mentioned just remain

Mark Mason

Yes.

couple things on a mention of me that. Let

So it one in take let's pieces. is --

NCLs. that delinquency America increases big customers in in to that in at So Latin me America, Latin that not a America, we've say increases in the delinquency suggest in big until And signs as gives of seeing And fact, chart would And on to for those XX, peak we reached North the other in on late signs Similarly the case that coming there again, of in buckets, relief likely the Slide byproduct the we're in regions, not off are our comfort is we NCLs. in -- jump look we're But of what meaningful see XXXX. the is in almost program third no us quarter, see of there. going quarter. heard XX% buckets. that that the of the you the bucket

some the rates payment stage low the we're at that, of it in we're pop that relates It's seeing. delinquency it's give certainly to comfort a obviously impact all that so And activity this through to see likely us of the that not playing in XXXX. as the NCL buckets. It's stimulus

Operator

is line of Kleinhanzl question next Brian Your KBW. from with the

Brian Kleinhanzl

year-on-year. see So a lending. first yes, get those Maybe I have back risk questions. could corporate risk Maybe sense overall on to the two that trying of loan driven appetite XX% I'm sooner. come demand -- if you much it's get is that just how were trying down balances versus just there Balances to appetite. more client by of

Mark Mason

to growth, look there. an this crisis. as in year, mean, I But and heard liquidity. monetary seen action about that managing as to last was others you've our if And you the ensuring you year as see appropriate that had look, second clients Yes. through mention, of quarter you've last early back as continued this we're level know, happen, you has deposit

year the the by clients of how ECM, and through they to the the of some DCM many in you liquidity. And balance the they and have access And it of clients activity of we a even -- have market large. corporate Our saw that lots some of option that for serve last liquidity of have want continuing.

of demand. is about client-driven business. This a this is way it long-winded -- So saying is client

Risk risk And it's not demand. so that the is dynamic But you're a risk operate is of of our appetite appetite. appetite always about seeing here always. question important. client We framework inside

Brian Kleinhanzl

bit going second on card go just accounts? grow deeper to you to back again? balances you're more accounts. heard the that going to new card on And grow I Or little that? Can into maybe And Is and back opening a question the you desire those new behind promotional up how Okay. it cards. strategy

Mark Mason

of sit as Yes. Again, wanted there recovery to the that that the term, right, you've heard signs very about existing market about ensuring so that get we reopening, that case we to into the dynamic order the thoughtful right opening and line targeting all Branded criteria ensuring risk as this the new our about to we ensure how are manage sense, well this, that here and and of through in pursuing we here Retail mention, reentry, we to would both And that it's account customers the card we're them availability coming it in relates be where right? we in we're we managed Services pandemic. risk longer tightened us customers is a that want makes that responsible our see acquisitions And obviously as we timing as responsibly now Cards.

quality. you've So us of higher target customer that it's heard before, and that consistent be describe a strategy the reentry which with to about tends market

Operator

line Oppenheimer. of Kotowski Your next with question the from Chris is

Chris Kotowski

be on is it companies? on would better the are exit those national markets there sell to Branded base? very card the between those modular unit of the as Citi each in do also, operations try these in a solicit Or highest make question the country to to that was apart countries to wondering Or separately in Pacific -- all sold you operational and could Rim, companies do one the secondly, the that and and the do My the markets, with particular pulled and I bidder? And you linkages grow maintain is then to go in Cards continues pan dispositions?

Jane Fraser

tremendous terms we've Chris, franchises, speculate individual early and the got tad capabilities exit in say markets. on are so really talent, These markets, the tremendous there fabulous buyers. probably of a in it's the to I'd

expect done, mean lot divestitures he the ask and you as It's in this to the sure can have separate the not businesses. gone that capabilities geographies. of any skilled interest. what, so that we franchises we the certainly quite through out get many. speculate a then divestitures been And at how in and about as yet. we make something, operational to going not for is different Mark I'm few which of a And ICG consumer But invest and When linkages, to problem a who said, we've are I in well were to I

XX it was think I XX America or across before. Latin about and others

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the so And be capabilities cards will commercial GTS capabilities intact cetera, in the business our payments, of in. for and invested et and remain side our and

Operator

the Cassidy next is of Your line Gerard with question from RBC.

Gerard Cassidy

your your a will of Mark, pandemic. to take what -- at can normality beyond since, reserves look trying share your and loan back we is of peers many you And us when loss get said, like the of are the as of some them built focus bank one dramatically. you with sort and areas us were you peers look up to

recall it's new loans I about economic was didn't them on But 'XX, course. and X.X%. pandemic of you there's outlooks. reserve moving then, a in of when looks X.X%. I know if of it the you I into of coming better guys different economy there? give came think of the back do was a mix heck directionally to day Now X, of back down, that XX in I Can your And with -- rules January parts than did a day loans color know we did the CECL get course. the the next reserves. think us Can you change loss place, months lot prepandemic was, you you're of us lot and all course, when loan think drawing share could you And some about today, X

Mark Mason

question come Yes. Yes. It's so to moving play here. because there's tough that answer really a into many pieces

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of, how downside top severity case, become And continues in those of think we all about answering not factors in our also morph, to on releases. how considerations probability the important so only reserve a and of question, but future your

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Gerard Cassidy

this No, strategy. I obviously if I How on in Jane, Any refresh -- to sit to project? completely it. may X-, the new long is Got I a have to? idea you will understood. take go it this, of And X-year to sense long voice place how you about -- Citi to the the get the missed your where back, wanted excitement have but the

Jane Fraser

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Mark Mason

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Operator

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Vivek Juneja

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Jane Fraser

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Operator

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Elizabeth Lynn

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Operator

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